Early seed sowing
gatehill Posts: 38
I have recently sown some cucumber and gherkin seeds in seed compost in modules on a heated tray in my house.
Within days they were up and I have removed them from the heat. They are indoors near the window and I turn them several times a day to keep the shoots upright.
I believe that you supposed to wait until some true leaves appear before potting on. My concern is that the seedlings are now 3-4" long and in danger of becoming too leggy.
Do you have a frost-free greenhouse? I'd put them in there - they need better light and cooler temperatures than they seem to be getting in your home.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Start off some more. Two weeks later in sowing can make a huge difference between too leggy and just right. Light levels are already much better than they were just a few weeks ago here, so a new batch will do better.
I throw my leggy seedlings in salads, some very unusual tastes can be discovered. Not sure about gherkin seedlings, but cucumber seedlings I know are edible in moderation. Too many can induce vomiting though.
Thanks, everybody. One can always rely on speedy suggestions!
I do have an unheated greenhouse so will put them out there. I have enough seeds for further sowing in April.